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Planning a Sri Lanka vacation? Then plan to stay in a Sri Lanka vacation home! 

You might have come to Sri Lanka for one reason or another, but you’ll find so much more in all of the ruins, colonial architecture, beaches, and sacred places. Your Sri Lanka vacation rental brings you to relaxation after all the sun you’ll get outdoors.

Sri Lanka Beach Resorts

The island of Sri Lanka is covered with beach areas for vacationers to stay and relax. Arugam Bay has surfing waves to rival the best in Sri Lanka during the months of April through September, and those seeking vacations with a lower price may like to choose this destination. On the east coast of Sri Lanka lies the beach resort of Nelaveli, prime for sunning, taking a dip in the water, diving, and snorkeling near a small island a few feet away. Enjoy the view of fishermen on stilts at the beach of Koggala. Bentota has a resort complex along with shopping and an open-air theater for traditional dance. You can’t get away from the beach for long in Sri Lanka!

Sri Lanka Vacation Spots

Anuradhapura proudly shows its sacred Sri Maha Bodhi Tree and Samadhi Buddha. A key archaeological site of Sri Lanka, Anuradhapura has temples and a large number of stone pillars. For two months out of the year, the singing fish in Batticoloa’s lagoon perform musical vibrations. Sri Lanka’s capital, Colombo, has an area called the Fort, where government buildings are located. Hit the bazaar district area known as Pettah, and be in a fun shopping atmosphere immersed with crowds and noise, where various types of trade goods are found by street. For a bit of relaxation in Colombo, sip a drink and watch the sunset from the Galle Face veranda. Visit the cave rock temple with frescos dating back to ancient times and a huge rock-carved Buddha in Dambulla. On the southern coast of Sri Lanka is Galle, where Dutch colonialists left their mark with a fort from the 1600s; it has narrow streets and holds structures such as some churches and a bell tower.

Swim in Galle’s beautiful Unawatuna Bay, sheltered by a reef. Hikkaduwa is a great resort to visit, complete with attractive beaches, a group of international surfers, and a snorkeler’s delight with sub-tropical fish and coral. The plateau of Horton Plains heavily tempts the fauna seekers, and watch your step on the bridle paths – World’s End is about a 3,445-foot drop. Find the Gangatil Vihara in Kalutara with a hollow Buddhist shrine referred to as a dagoba. Ten nights of festivity with procession and elephants, the Esala Perahera, mark the taking of the sacred tooth from Buddha post-mortem in Kandy. Kandy also offers the much-varied flora of Paradeniya Gardens. Coconut Triangle, the top growing area for the fruit, is found in Kurunegala, as well as the ruins of doorjambs and carved stairs at Ibbegala (Tortoise Rock).

Manner Island is perfect for the nature lovers, with baobab trees and Madhu Sanctuary for wildlife watching. Around Matale, visit the numerous spice gardens and discover both the lifecycle of the spices and how they are converted into edible spices. The long beach coastline of Matara attracts vacationers, and equally so do the premier forts of Dutch origin, containing a library and a well-constructed rest house. Mainly Roman Catholic Negombo has welcoming beaches, buildings in various shades and fishing harvests of prawns, crabs, and lobsters for the tasting. Nuwara Eliya features homes in British styles such as Queen Anne and Georgian. Ruins of the medieval King’s council chamber can be found in the city of Polonnaruwa, where stone sculptures from the 1100s sit and a trio of Buddha statues in standing, sitting, and reclining positions is one of the top sacred monuments in all of Sri Lanka.

The “gem” of Sri Lanka – Ratnapura – is actually a city of gems; touring a gem mine might result in seeing different birthstones and cat’s eye. Sigiriya is a unique place with the ruins of King Kasyapa, a ruler in the 400s. These ruins include extremely color-preserved frescoes of women painted underneath a 300-foot high overhang. Find ancient graffiti on the wall above the paintings, and the stone paws of a former lion statue there as well. A gorgeous harbor results from the confluence of river and sea at Trincomalee, along with a 35 mile white sand beach, calm waters, and hot springs. Glancing upward will allow you to spot the Koneswaram Hindu temple on a tall hill overlooking the ocean.

What wonderful Sri Lanka vacation spots to choose from!

A Sri Lanka vacation promises to be rewarding, but don't you want it to be comfy, luxurious, and affordable as well? If your answer is "yes," turn to Sri Lanka vacation rentals! A Sri Lanka vacation home is a much better pick over a small, generic hotel room. 

Sites and tours to see

Ruins of Sigiriya
Ruins of Anuradhapura
Cave rock temple in Dambullah
Gangatil Vihara in Kalutara
Tortoise Rock ruins in Kurunegala
Spice gardens in Matale
Ruins in Polonnaruwa
Gem mine tours in Ratnapura
Koneswaram Hindu temple in Trincomalee
Groote Kerk in Galle